Fellow freshman Kevin Knox almost earned a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander came close as well with 15 points and nine assists.
Offensively, Kentucky was led by Kevin Knox (15 points), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (15) and P.J. Washington (18). There, they met John Calipari's Wildcats.
BC-BKC-SEC-Georgia-Kentucky, 344 Washington's 18 points lifts Kentucky over Georgia, 62-49AP Photo MOJR140, MOJR128, MOJR125, MOJR126, MOJR129, MOJR131, MOJR130Eds: APNewsNow. After rebounding to win three of four, the Bulldogs dropped their final two games of the regular season.
"I know how good a coach he is", Calipari said.
Georgia beat Vanderbilt on Wednesday, and upset Missouri on Thursday to reach the SEC quarterfinals. Georgia made only 28.3 percent of its field-goal attempts.
"Let's hope Georgia understands they're in good hands".
The next two years saw Georgia contend for an NCAA bid but ultimately miss out, ending up in the NIT.
After nine seasons as Bulldogs head coach, Mark Fox has been fired by Georgia according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. "We felt like we could come in the tournament and win it, and we knew that the fatigue eventually would be something we'd have to overcome", Fox said.
Earlier this season on February 17, United Kingdom defeated Alabama, 81-71, in Lexington.
The Wildcats face ninth-seeded Alabama on Saturday.